Developed By From Software, Dark Souls II is the highly anticipated sequel to the punishing 2011 breakout hit Dark Souls (9.5/10 Gamespot, 9.0/10 Ign). The unique Old-School Action RPG experience captivated imaginations of gamers worldwide with incredible challenge and intense emotional reward. Dark Souls II brings the franchise's renowned difficulty & gripping gameplay innovations to both single and multiplayer experiences.
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Customer Reviews for Dark Souls II Black Armor Edition
Review 1 for Dark Souls II Black Armor Edition
My Waiting Game
I'm not usually a big fan of buying games at their starting price. However, Dark Souls II is the ONLY exception. With it's massive and relentless challenges and beautiful structures and settings this game is breathtaking. Dark Souls II is my waiting game for good reasons and more.
PRRAAASE THE SSSUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Review 3 for Dark Souls II Black Armor Edition
Location: Marsing, ID
By what I've seen so far .... game is going to be epic, I'm just hoping the co-op availability won't be so limited. Gets old when you die, you get booted out of game with friend then HAVE to go through hassle of regaining another humanity just so you can finally re-join your friend. ... that is until you die again an get booted ... again. :(
Review 4 for Dark Souls II Black Armor Edition
Location: Asheville, NC
When this game comes out i will absolutely explode! heck i might have to quit my job too! Well then again maybe not... but i will have to take a couple of sick days
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Review 5 for Dark Souls II Black Armor Edition
Very Very Excited!
I bought a used copy of the original Dark Souls about a year ago, played it for about a month, thought it was ok, and traded it back in. A month after the trade I found myself buying another used copy (probably the same one i traded in honestly) and started fresh. The second chance made the difference, i fell in love with this game! I'm about halfway through my first playthrough now, and i have to say that I will definitely be pre-ordering this sequel after my college refund comes in. Prepare to DIE!
I usually wait for games to come down in price.... my rationale is: why pay $60 for 1 game when you can wait a couple of months and pick up 3-5 games for the same price. Tragically, Dark Souls 2 is destined to join my "Club of Games I was too Impatient to Wait For" collection, where it will be kept company by Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 3, Mass Effect 3..... and probably a couple more I can't think of off the top of my head.
I know some people are turned off on Dark Souls because 1) People say it's "the hardest game ever made", and 2) People tend to brag about completing it, which some interpret as snobbery. Here's my two cents... Don't be turned off by Dark Souls being "too hard", it is a WONDERFUL game even if you took out the crazy difficulty, you wander through a beautiful and haunting world with some of the most memorable scenery and creatures I've ever seen. That said, it CAN be a bit hard.... but it's fair.... the learning curve is pretty sharp in the first 5-10 hours (of a game that can easily give you over 100 hours if you go slow and explore everything), but once you get the hang of what's going on and especially of HOW TO PLAY THE GAME, the rest of the game, while still hard, is hard in a gratifying and pride-instilling way more than a cheap, impossibly-designed game type way. As for the "snobbery" of the Dark Souls community..... beating Dark Souls is climbing the Gamer's Mt. Everest. It's one of my proudest gaming accomplishments and I look upon anyone else who has climbed this mountain with a great amount of respect. I dunno, I suppose some people take it too far, looking down their noses at those who never played Dark Souls or didn't finish it.... but there is just such a feeling of Pride.... such satisfaction from beating it that I can understand how it could overflow and rub some people the wrong way.
The wait for Dark Souls 2 will be terrible..... with the good news being that all sources that I deem reliable are pointing towards Dark Souls 2 not straying from it's roots. I'm lucky in that I'm (hopefully) grabbing a PS3 soon and thus will be able to FINALLY play Demon's Souls to make the wait less arduous. To anyone who is wondering what the big deal about Dark Souls is..... it's cheap enough now to where you should just go ahead and grab it. It's an amazing game that offers a ton of freedom as to how to get through the game and what play-style you'd like to use..... Fire-Wielding Pyromancer with Rapier? Nimble Dual-Dagger-Wielding Thief who Dabbles in Sorcery? Take that and throw in a bajillion different weapons, armor-pieces, magic spells, and a huge open-world and you've got a game that looks really good on paper even if you took the "Dark Souls" name away. Praise the Sun... and March (I think it's March) cannot come quickly enough.
I've been following the Souls series since Demon Souls, even though I never had a chance to play it because I had an Xbox I knew it had potential to be a great franchise. Look where we are at now, this game thought to fail is now on its third installment and everyone is learning the phrase "Prepare To Die" is just a way of learning to improve on your mistakes and overcome a difficult challenge. Can't wait till March 2014, and even better that I can stick with my 360 for this great title.
All I know is I sold skyrim because of how easy and lame it was... granted it had lots to do... in fact alot of very pointless stuff to do, and I bought dark souls expecting a challenge like demon souls... and I was right. The game was amazingly hard and fun and there was no other feeling than dying and losing 45 humanity and 500,000 souls just to die again trying to recover it and lose it all forever. The battle system was superb. I really hope they add more gore though and an execution like the parry would be awsome but we'll see. I know im gonna pre order this for my 360. I cant wait to get invaded and invade others but more so than that I cant wait to play the sequel and summon others to help with boss fights or covenant battles like those miserable tree huggers in dark souls... I'll be looking for covenants to hate all over again. Praise the Sun! But by all means if you dont like hard games and like games that are no challenge at all... games that you can run through and beat in a few days... than by all means run back to that sissy skyrim cowards
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everyone will look forward to the difficult mind bending action this epic sequel brings to the table.no one will ever enjoy gaming frustrations as much as dark souls 2.
Review 11 for Dark Souls II Black Armor Edition
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Location: Garrett, In
I wanted to see what all the fuss was about with the first game, so I rented it and I was not very impressed! The graphics were good, the customizing of your character wasn't that good, the combat system was ok, Skyrims is better and the story was lacking. This game is not even close to being as good as Skyrim but this is my opinion and each person is entitled to his/her opinion. If they have improved certain things for the second game like they say, then I might give this a chance.
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Dark souls Vs Skyrim
Sure Skyrim has top quality graphics and little more story then Dark souls but Skyrim lacks challenge. I can beat Skyrim in less then a day and is a really easy game. Then you have Dark souls a game that promotes death because it so hard and if the first play through was not hard enough then the next one just makes it even harder. Once you get to the 3rd no matter what you have bosses can 1 shot you and it just even get harder after that. Skyrim can not give a challenge like Dark souls can which is a simple fact.
Review 12 for Dark Souls II Black Armor Edition
Location: New Jersey
I absolutely CANNOT wait for this game . The amount of connections im seeing between dark souls and this game just fills me excitement . To have that moment when you say HEY i remember this from the first game ! is going to be amazing . Im hoping mansion of the dragons is connected to dukes archives
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Review 13 for Dark Souls II Black Armor Edition
Going To Be EPIC!
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
I Had So Much Fun With Dark Souls And I Cannot Wait For This To Come Out So I Can Die All Over Again And Sense That Awesome Feeling Of Accomplishment.
Never in the history of gaming have people been praying for games to be as hard as they possibly can be, but that is what the huge following of Dark Soul fans crave from the next installment. We want to experience even more gorgeous views and fight even more challenging enemies. I hope they bring the difficulty into the next installment and continue with the little things that make Dark Souls what it is like messages, shortcuts, secrets and blood stains. I am super excited for this game; I can't wait to feel the rush and discover what new things are in store.
This game has many people Buzzing over another Prepare To Die game. Darksouls hit people with a shock. The amount of people still playing and the amount of people who bought the original is amazing. People say there should be an "Easy" Mode but If they do this it will turn off many of the fans who played the original 2 games. Hopefully they add in a more protective hack guard and also improve multiplayer and gameplay much more this time around. With new possible consoles coming out, this game may be a Selling game for those consoles. DARKSOULS Was so good because of the difficulty. That feeling of Achievement after beating that hard boss made it fun. I hope they capitalize on this and make it better.
I'M ready to die SOOOO much! i have not played the first but it looks AWSOME!!!!!!!!! i just cant wait!!!!!!!!!
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Review 17 for Dark Souls II Black Armor Edition
I've been excited for games before, but I've never been this excited. I simply cannot wait for this game to come out! It looks incredible. I have no doubt in my mind that this will be just as challenging, if not (hopefully) more challenging than Dark Souls was. I am simply ecstatic. This game is on my must buy list for next year.
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I thought it was just a fan made trailor.
Well i loved the first Dark souls and demon souls, but i really hope they add more customization with weapons and the character like his armor. The customization doesn't have to change the move set or damage, or speed, but i just want to have a variety of ways to change the looks to make it unique, and to resemble me. Like capes even that added fur onto the armor like in the trailer, But seriously level 713 is the highest in dark souls, without the glitches it would be impossible to reach and the farming for souls or shards. or chunks wastes to much time. what made me angry is that they fixed the bottomless box glitches, but that, is probably the reason why even more people just mod the things in dark souls for PC, but I'm not quite sure. SPELL SWAP STILL EXISTS, SO FIX IT.
Review 18 for Dark Souls II Black Armor Edition
i saw the pre-view on the VGA's this year and i wish they would release it sooner :(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Review 19 for Dark Souls II Black Armor Edition
Prepare to Die
yes, i cant wait. this better be significantly harder than dark souls. dark souls has just been so terrifyingly difficult, but the satisfaction you get when you finally defeat a boss who has killed you so many times is just beyond satisfying. i can't wait for this game i know it probably won't come out for a long time but i would like it to come before the end of 2013. Dark souls has always been my favorite rpg and this one just has me so hyped. i am not sure about you, but i am prepared to die.
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Going to be the best game of the year, but...
I dont know whether or not I should pre-order this or Lost Planet 3... Please help and post comments. Other than that this game is going to be amazing just like the first one. I wouldn't care if this game was a hundred dollars, I would still buy it. Thank you Bandai for finally making an amazing game series!!
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Does anyone know yet if you can make a party with this dark souls because that is one of the only downsides to this game?
Review 20 for Dark Souls II Black Armor Edition
Location: Sterling Heights, MI
Dark Souls 2? Heck ya! Dark Souls 2 better be way harder than Dark Souls!!! Awwww man i can't wait for this! Injustice, Tomb Raider, Anarchy Reigns, Bioshock Infinite, and this!?!? So many good games next year!